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MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
counter offer in the negotiation. minority leader mitch mcconnell called the vice president joe biden to get involved and help in the negotiations. lawmakers say they are hopeful they will get a deal today. even if they don't the fight won't be over for long. republicans will push for those reforms they gave up this time around early next year during the debt limit debate. back to you. >>> for his part president obama has been trying to turn up the heat on congress applying new pressure on sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." we have details. >> reporter: on "meet the press," president obama continued his public campaign to pressure congress. >> if congress doesn't act then everybody's taxes go up, and for the average family that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income and the whole economy could slow down at a time when the economy is starting to pick up. >> reporter: he again called on lawmakers to strike a deal or hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they are behaving is tha
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 2:30am PST
biden came to the capitol to sell the fix he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell who spoke for senate republicans. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew if we did nothing, they'd be going up on everyone. >> reporter: the senate voted to reverse today's tax hikes on 98% of americans. but to keep the higher rate on families making over $450,000. president obama took credit for breaking 20 years of gop opposition to tax hikes. >> keep in mind that just last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: five senate republicans voted no. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might not go along. boehner sent house members home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up m
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